The Rosa Parks Story

Rosa Louise McCauley Parks was the greatest, most distinguished African American Woman Civil Rights Activist of our time. The woman known as “the first lady of civil rights” was born February 4, 1913, in Tuskegee, Alabama to James McCauley and Leona Edwards, her parents, a carpenter and a teacher, respectively. Her ancestry was a mixture of African American, Cherokee-Creek and Scots-Irish, which some say accounts for her fair complexion. In 1932, Rosa married Raymond Parks, a barber from Montgomery, at her mother’s house.

 

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Mixed Roots Film and Literary Festival 2011

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“…we have over a million ancestors counting back just 20 generations.” – G. Reginald Daniel

“And since we are migratory by nature, we mix as we migrate. Some migrations are by choice and some are by force. The force can be the slave trade, war, climate or economic – hence the terms war refugee, climate refugee and economic refugee. Economic policies also constantly change and affect trade agreements, tariffs and embargoes – creating push and pull effects on migration patterns.” -Glenn Robinson

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Loving Day Celebration

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Just a reminder that this upcoming weekend, you can attend Loving Day celebrations all around the US! Check out the list and see if there’s one near you! (Or you can even host a celebration yourself!) 🙂 Find out more about Loving Day!

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Daily Multiracial celebrates 1 year anniversary!

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“In celebration of a full year, we’ll be reposting some of the greatest hits this week: some of your faves, some of my faves…at least 2 per day each day this week through Saturday. 🙂   We’ll also be posting a pieces of interesting related info and a few surprises…keep a look out! 🙂   As always, if you have someone you’d like to suggest as a future Daily Multiracial and/or if you have anything different you’d like to see this site do in the future, please let us know!”
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The Daily Multiracial – Anything you’d like to see in 2012?

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Anything you’d like to see in 2012? With January 2012 here, we are only a few weeks from completing the first full year of The Daily Multiracial. That’s right…on January 29th, we will have reached the…
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Cocoa Babies New Year, New Inspirations Giveaway!

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Chantilly Patiño | Gifts & Apparel…
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2011 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog.

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A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,600 times in 2011. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 4 trips to carry that many people.

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Celebrating the Black Beauty On White Women

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“So much of what we love is conditioned by popular culture, history, fads, and social mores.   Now our “beauty” ideals are malnourished… six-feet-tall… fashion models… with tiny waists and scientifically enhanced butts n’ boobs.   Angelina Jolie’s lips…are gorgeous on her, but “ordinary” on every other black girl in America…   Everyone likes black stuff when it’s not on a black person. Ask Elvis. Ask Led Zepplin. Ask the “Justins” – Timberlake and Bieber. Our music, asses, lips, hair, dance moves are all crass vulgarities until some non-white person “cleans them up” and “makes them accessible” by doing the exact same thing – but being white while doing it.   Case in point: When the 2012 Grammy nominations were released Adele’s ground-breaking album wasn’t listed among the “R&B” albums. But if Adele isn’t singing R&B, then what on Earth is she singing? “Rolling In the Deep” is pop music? Does Adele know she’s singing pop music?   (Bruno Mars is also listed under “Pop” in this year’s Grammy nominations. Apparently if more than “just” black people buy your music you’re “Pop.” Is Cee-Lo Green “Pop?” Nope. He was only nominated in the R&B categories.)”
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A First Family Christmas

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“Check out how the first family gets down for Christmas in the White House.  Sasha and Malia hanging out with some adorable elves.”
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Our Contributors: Meet Jennifer Saleem

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Jennifer Saleem’s (Hybrid Rasta Mama) interview on Multicultural Familia.
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